Action Review: 4th Quarter 2016 ash December 16, 2016 E-Newsletter, Featured News & Events U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and ASH Executive Director Laurent Huber at HHS Statement from ASH on E-Cigarettes Following the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a new report on December 8, 2016, presenting research and policy recommendations on electronic cigarettes and their use among adolescents and young adults. “The report illustrates that while electronic cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes, they are not harmless. Electronic cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can have negative effects on brain development, and they also have the potential to be a gateway to other tobacco products for new smokers. This scientific evidence will guide the discussions around electronic cigarettes both in the United States and around the world,” stated Laurent Huber, Executive Director of ASH. Read more>> ASH BLOG Environmental Webinar Recap U.S. Campaign Contributions 2016 RJ Reynolds Can’t Make Up Its Mind Protecting Our Health Gains Tobacco Control News CDC: Cigarette Smoking at Lowest Ever Rate, Still Main Cancer Cause Effects of Secondhand (and third-hand) Smoke on Pets New Rule on Smokefree Public Housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Smoking leaves 150 mutations in every lung cell ASH thrives on innovative ideas and projects that will bring about the end of tobacco. Specifically, our one-of-a-kind tobacco criminal liability project seeks to hold tobacco executives criminally responsible for the deaths they cause. With your donation today, we can continue our unique programs which work toward not just controlling, but eliminating tobacco. All donations made in 2016 will be DOUBLED by private donors, up to $50,000. Your tax-deductible contribution will push us closer to a tobacco-free world. and try You shop. Amazon gives.